"Google Email International Lottery 2017" Scams

The email message below, which claims that the recipients are winners in the "Google Email International Lottery 2017," is a lottery scam. The lottery scam was created by scammers to trick the recipients into sending their personal information and money, by claiming that they are the winners of a Google lottery. But, there is no such Google lottery, and Google will never ask online users to send their personal information via an email message or ask them to send money in order to receive their prizes.

Google Email International Lottery 2017 Scams

This type of lottery scam will ask potential victims their personal information and subsequently, ask them to send money in order to receive their prizes. But, please do not respond to the email message or follow the instructions in it. Google is not taking part in or endorsing any lottery games, so if you receive an email claiming that you have won some lottery prize endorsed by Google, it is a scam.

The "Google Email International Lottery 2017" Email


Date: 15 augustus 2017 19:54

Subject: Congratulation on your winning!






Dear E-mail User/Winner,

Congratulations! We are glad to inform you about the release of lottery Mega Millions in collaboration with google Int Lottery Draw, held on 11/08/2017. Your e-mail has become a winner in our draw and with the following data: E-TICKET NUMBER 766-513-56-189, REFERENCE CODE: 248954/017MG Sorteo 23. Your WINNING NUMBERS:23,33,53,56,58 - 6.

You won in the second category and the winning amount is Ђ849, 978.75.00 (Eight Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred Seventy Eight Euros, Seventy Five cents)

Your winning prize will be ready for payment after verification and validation. In order to avoid fraud e-mail addresses, we ask you to keep your winning information confidential, to refrain from publicity, while your winning data have not been processed and the money transferred to your account, as this is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming.

Your e-mail address was selected automatically by a computer automatic selection system. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system of 100,000 e-mail addresses from a search of a computer system worldwide. In order to apply for the prize, please contact our authorized paying agent for the application for payment of your winning prize:

Pagos International S.A

Avenida Roja Bogota 14,

25418, Madrid, Spain.

E-mail: pagos.international@gmail.com

Tel: +34 631 191 375

(Claim Officers)

Jose Luis Romero

Marie Perez Sanchez

Remember that all prizes must be claimed not later than one month from the date of receipt of notification of winning.

Best regards,

Eva Christensen Paton

Director of lottery promotion board.

©2017Mega Million-Google Incorporation®

Director of International Promotions

There is no prize, so please do not send your hard earned money to these cyber criminals. If you send your personal information, these cyber criminals will use it to further scam you.

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September 1, 2018 at 5:17 PM by
"Google Email International Lottery 2017" Scams
an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

I did not get an email but was referred to a claim agent by a friend who swears he followed the instructions and got $500,000.00.


September 1, 2018 at 5:43 PM by
"Google Email International Lottery 2017" Scams

Your friend's account or email may have been hacked, so contact your friend via telephone to verify that you are talking to him/her.


July 11, 2018 at 3:53 PM by
"Google Email International Lottery 2017" Scams

Here is another scam:



We arehappy to inform you that you have emerged a winner under the First Category,which is part of our promotional draws. The draws were held on 7th of July2018 and results are being officially announced on 10th of July 2018.

Participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from emailaddresses of individuals and companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,Europe, Middle East, and Oceania as part of our International PromotionsProgram.

We are therefore wish to notify you that your Email Address happenedto come out on top as 20 lucky winners out of the 130 email addresses on theBALLOT DRAW. And this had made you one of the lucky Jackpot Winner of t..."


August 31, 2017 at 3:05 PM by
"Google Email International Lottery 2017" Scams

Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

-start of scam -

"Office of the Fiduciary Agent



Dear: Lucky Winner,

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your details, you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verification's and Payment Department at the headquarters of the GOOGLE AWARD INTERNATIONAL PAYING HOUSE, your winning Certified Cheque which you will be required to Deposit and Cash in any of your Bank Account in your Country has been issued on your name and Insured by a Registered Insurance Company and ready for dispatch.

You are required to forward your delivery details to the Alliance Global Express Services office through their Email ID below:

Contact Person: Mr John Scott

Email: (info@ allianceglobalxpreservice.com) or (allianceglobalexpreservice@ yahoo.com)

Tel: 447452051145

The following requirements should be sent to their office for confirmation:

1, Full Names

2, A medium of identification, ie either a copy of drivers license or international passport or any other legal means of identification.

3, Contact Phone Numbers.

4, Complete Residential Address (Where your Cheque will be delivered to)

And they will send and deliver to you your winning certified cheque of (£500,000.00) Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds Sterling,your winning affidavit, together with your winning certificate from their office upon payment of their delivery charges.

Note: Your winning funds has been insured to it's real value with your name by the Google Promotion Award Department, deduction of any kind will not be made out of your winning funds, you are responsible for the delivery charges of your Cheque. You are advised to comply with their delivery rules and regulations in order to receive your parcel (Prize) as prompt as possible.

Attached is a copy of your winning certificate for reference.

Once again we say Congratulations!

Yours Faithfully,

Mr Grahams Benfield.

On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 3:19 AM, Ngoy Raksmey <raksmeyngoy@yahoo.com> wrote:

Dear Mr. Grahams Benfield,



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"Google Email International Lottery 2017" Scams